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Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement


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POV26: Program Participation Status of Household - Poverty Status of People: 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. People who lived with someone (a nonrelative or a relative) who received aid. Not every person tallied here received the aid themselves)

    In household that received means-tested assistance In household that received means-tested assistance excluding school lunch In household that received means-tested cash assistance In household that received food stamps In household in which one or more persons were covered by Medicaid Lived in public or authorized housing
Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Black A.O.I.C.
Below povery level

Both Sexes
 
  Total (1)
9,882 8,229 83.3 7,845 79.4 2,818 28.5 5,612 56.8 6,834 69.2 2,907 29.4
Under 18 years 4,202 3,950 94.0 3,732 88.8 1,258 29.9 2,914 69.3 3,392 80.7 1,454 34.6
18 to 24 years 1,231 953 77.4 923 75.0 328 26.6 620 50.4 801 65.1 313 25.4
25 to 34 years 1,266 1,014 80.1 958 75.7 306 24.1 692 54.7 857 67.7 358 28.3
35 to 44 years 937 750 80.0 721 77.0 259 27.7 485 51.7 596 63.5 245 26.1
45 to 54 years 905 693 76.6 668 73.8 301 33.3 428 47.3 539 59.6 223 24.6
55 to 59 years 394 275 69.7 267 67.6 136 34.4 163 41.3 215 54.6 95 24.2
60 to 64 years 283 182 64.4 178 62.8 91 32.1 96 33.8 151 53.2 66 23.2
65 years and over 663 411 62.1 399 60.2 139 21.0 214 32.3 284 42.8 153 23.1
      65 to 74 years 337 235 69.6 225 66.7 90 26.6 128 38.1 164 48.7 86 25.5
      75 years and over 325 177 54.3 174 53.4 49 15.2 86 26.3 119 36.7 67 20.7

Male
 
  Total
4,285 3,470 81.0 3,285 76.7 1,150 26.8 2,266 52.9 2,861 66.8 1,141 26.6
Under 18 years 2,137 2,008 94.0 1,886 88.3 618 28.9 1,459 68.2 1,740 81.4 770 36.0
18 to 24 years 546 400 73.3 384 70.3 133 24.3 234 42.8 333 60.9 115 21.0
25 to 34 years 414 270 65.1 248 59.8 89 21.5 163 39.5 205 49.6 56 13.5
35 to 44 years 316 223 70.5 215 67.9 68 21.5 126 39.9 169 53.5 46 14.5
45 to 54 years 391 269 68.9 261 66.7 113 28.9 146 37.3 195 50.0 61 15.6
55 to 59 years 183 123 67.3 119 64.9 61 33.6 63 34.6 88 48.1 32 17.5
60 to 64 years 114 79 68.8 79 68.8 36 31.3 36 31.3 60 52.2 26 23.2
65 years and over 183 98 53.7 94 51.7 32 17.8 39 21.4 71 38.6 35 19.3
      65 to 74 years 101 57 56.0 53 52.5 20 19.3 25 24.5 43 42.2 15 14.8
      75 years and over 82 41 50.8 41 50.8 13 15.9 14 17.6 28 34.2 20 24.8

Female
 
  Total
5,597 4,759 85.0 4,560 81.5 1,667 29.8 3,346 59.8 3,974 71.0 1,766 31.5
Under 18 years 2,065 1,942 94.0 1,845 89.4 641 31.0 1,455 70.5 1,652 80.0 685 33.2
18 to 24 years 684 552 80.7 539 78.7 195 28.5 386 56.5 468 68.4 198 28.9
25 to 34 years 852 745 87.4 710 83.4 217 25.4 529 62.1 652 76.5 302 35.5
35 to 44 years 621 527 84.9 507 81.6 191 30.8 359 57.7 426 68.7 199 32.0
45 to 54 years 514 424 82.5 407 79.2 188 36.5 282 54.9 344 67.0 162 31.5
55 to 59 years 212 152 71.8 148 69.9 74 35.0 100 47.1 127 60.2 63 29.9
60 to 64 years 169 104 61.4 99 58.7 55 32.6 60 35.4 91 53.9 39 23.2
65 years and over 480 313 65.3 304 63.4 106 22.2 175 36.4 213 44.4 118 24.6
      65 to 74 years 236 178 75.4 172 72.8 70 29.7 104 43.9 122 51.4 71 30.1
      75 years and over 244 135 55.5 132 54.3 36 14.9 71 29.2 91 37.5 47 19.3

Household Relationship
 
      Total (1)
9,882 8,229 83.3 7,845 79.4 2,818 28.5 5,612 56.8 6,834 69.2 2,907 29.4
          65 years and over 663 411 62.1 399 60.2 139 21.0 214 32.3 284 42.8 153 23.1
In families (2) 7,768 6,922 89.1 6,553 84.4 2,294 29.5 4,928 63.4 5,854 75.4 2,398 30.9
      Householder 2,112 1,831 86.7 1,742 82.5 629 29.8 1,273 60.3 1,547 73.2 676 32.0
          Under 65 years 1,930 1,718 89.0 1,639 84.9 594 30.8 1,218 63.1 1,466 76.0 660 34.2
          65 years and over 181 114 62.7 103 56.6 35 19.2 55 30.6 80 44.3 17 9.1
      Related children under 18 years (9) 4,104 3,862 94.1 3,647 88.9 1,226 29.9 2,865 69.8 3,316 80.8 1,435 35.0
              Under 6 years 1,605 1,502 93.6 1,459 90.9 478 29.8 1,144 71.3 1,341 83.5 600 37.4
              6 to 17 years 2,499 2,361 94.5 2,188 87.6 748 29.9 1,721 68.9 1,975 79.0 835 33.4
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 741 619 83.5 588 79.3 227 30.6 430 58.0 502 67.7 156 21.0
 
In married-couple families (11)
1,450 1,105 76.2 993 68.5 247 17.0 524 36.1 889 61.3 167 11.5
      Husbands (11) 377 254 67.5 230 61.1 60 15.9 116 30.8 197 52.4 43 11.3
          Under 65 years 308 225 73.0 202 65.7 52 16.9 108 35.1 173 56.4 37 12.0
          65 years and over 69 30 43.0 28 40.9 8 11.7 8 11.8 24 34.6 6 8.1
      Wives (11) 340 228 67.1 207 60.7 55 16.2 101 29.5 178 52.3 36 10.6
          Under 65 years 299 211 70.5 189 63.2 50 16.6 101 33.6 165 55.1 32 10.6
          65 years and over 41 18 42.8 18 42.8 6 13.6 0 0.0 13 32.2 4 10.5
      Related children under 18 years (9) 565 493 87.3 433 76.6 90 15.9 242 42.9 394 69.6 81 14.4
              Under 6 years 234 210 89.8 190 81.1 24 10.4 104 44.2 172 73.3 30 12.9
              6 to 17 years 331 283 85.5 243 73.4 66 19.8 139 41.9 222 67.1 51 15.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 142 109 77.0 106 74.7 34 23.7 54 37.7 106 74.7 5 3.6
 
In families with male householder,
  no spouse present
537 422 78.5 369 68.7 162 30.2 242 45.1 332 61.8 100 18.6
      Householder 167 126 75.9 113 68.0 46 27.7 71 42.5 100 60.0 30 18.2
          Under 65 years 150 117 78.0 106 70.6 43 28.8 69 45.9 93 61.7 27 18.2
          65 years and over 16 9 57.0 7 44.2 3 17.8 2 11.6 7 44.2 3 17.6
      Related children under 18 years (9) 216 192 88.9 160 74.1 64 29.6 111 51.3 149 69.0 46 21.3
              Under 6 years 62 59 95.3 47 75.6 12 19.0 29 47.0 43 69.9 6 10.5
              6 to 17 years 154 133 86.3 113 73.5 52 33.8 82 53.0 106 68.7 39 25.5
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 45 37 82.4 29 65.2 16 35.7 20 44.4 27 59.9 11 24.9
 
In families with female house-
  holder, no spouse present
5,782 5,395 93.3 5,191 89.8 1,885 32.6 4,163 72.0 4,633 80.1 2,131 36.9
      Householder 1,580 1,461 92.5 1,407 89.1 524 33.1 1,096 69.3 1,256 79.5 609 38.5
          Under 65 years 1,476 1,381 93.5 1,334 90.4 499 33.8 1,045 70.8 1,200 81.3 600 40.7
          65 years and over 104 81 77.3 73 70.2 25 23.9 50 48.2 55 53.0 8 7.8
      Related children under 18 years (9) 3,323 3,178 95.6 3,055 91.9 1,073 32.3 2,512 75.6 2,774 83.5 1,308 39.4
              Under 6 years 1,309 1,233 94.2 1,223 93.4 442 33.7 1,011 77.2 1,126 86.0 563 43.0
              6 to 17 years 2,014 1,945 96.6 1,832 91.0 631 31.3 1,501 74.5 1,647 81.8 745 37.0
      Own children 18 years and over (15) 555 473 85.3 453 81.7 177 31.9 357 64.3 369 66.6 139 25.1
 
In unrelated subfamilies (3)
72 69 95.2 69 95.2 33 45.8 39 54.4 66 91.1 19 25.8
          Under 18 years 46 45 97.0 45 97.0 22 48.3 27 58.0 43 92.5 11 24.7
              Under 6 years 25 25 100.0 25 100.0 12 49.9 15 58.8 23 91.8 10 39.5
              6 to 17 years 21 20 93.4 20 93.4 10 46.5 12 57.0 20 93.4 2 7.6
          18 years and over 26 24 92.1 24 92.1 11 41.3 12 47.9 23 88.4 7 27.6
 
Unrelated individuals (4)
2,042 1,239 60.7 1,224 59.9 491 24.0 644 31.6 915 44.8 491 24.0
      Male 975 565 58.0 560 57.4 219 22.4 272 27.9 407 41.7 173 17.7
          Under 65 years 889 517 58.2 512 57.6 200 22.5 248 27.9 377 42.4 152 17.1
              Living alone 441 242 54.8 242 54.8 103 23.4 140 31.8 148 33.5 106 24.0
          65 years and over 86 48 56.1 48 56.1 19 21.9 24 27.6 30 34.3 20 23.7
              Living alone 74 41 55.6 41 55.6 13 18.0 22 29.9 23 31.1 20 27.6
      Female 1,066 674 63.2 664 62.2 272 25.5 372 34.9 508 47.7 318 29.8
          Under 65 years 762 481 63.1 471 61.8 204 26.8 262 34.4 378 49.6 219 28.7
              Living alone 458 293 64.0 292 63.8 140 30.6 183 40.0 217 47.3 188 41.0
          65 years and over 304 193 63.4 193 63.4 68 22.2 110 36.3 130 42.8 99 32.6
              Living alone 294 185 62.8 185 62.8 65 22.1 108 36.6 127 43.1 95 32.2

Poverty Footnotes


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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